Welcome to the UNA-USA Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter!

United Nations Association Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter Seminar
Prof. Robert C. Wingfield, Jr.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Fisk University

“Achieving a Global and Local Sustainable Lifestyle:
Building Healthy, Sustainable and Resilient Communities”
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
5:30-7:30 PM
Belmont United Methodist Church, Room 124

Prof. Wingfield will discuss how participants can build healthy, resilient and sustainable communities, neighborhoods, homes, campuses and businesses while reducing their exposure to toxics. This will include a discussion of the nexus of energy, water, food, material, and human health sustainability.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and issues regarding environmental sustainability, both locally and globally. He will examine key considerations needed to adopt a behavior that supports:

• Reduced use/exposure to toxic chemicals (consideration of impacts of chemicals and materials throughout their life cycle)
• Sustainable Production and Consumption: development of green materials/products
• Sustainable use of natural resources/waste reduction
• More sustainable energy choices, energy efficiency/conservation,
• More sustainable uses of water and sustainable food production
• Community preparedness/resiliency needed to address climate change impacts on health

Prof. Wingfield has served as an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Fisk University since 1985. He also serves as Director of the Fisk Community Environmental Toxics Awareness and Sustainability Program and Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator for Academic Affairs. He holds a B.S. degree from Fisk University (1964), and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati (1971) in Physical Bioorganic Chemistry. He has had over twelve years of industrial experience in chemical process and product development. During the fall of 2001, while on sabbatical, he worked as an EPA/NAFEO Fellow in the USEPA.